The Interview Outfit

I’ve been planning on more content revolving around professional wear for a while now. Last summer I posted about two summer work looks, but those were everyday looks for an office with no strict dress code, whereas I really wanted to give ideas for what to wear to an interview. I had the idea that I would showcase a few looks that would apply to different professional environments, from traditional consulting firms to hip advertising agencies. However, I have realized…

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Taking a Breather – Part II

Exactly a year ago today I put up a post called Taking a Breather after having had a really busy and stressful month. I wrote about things that helped me relax that included cooking, blogging, trip planning, and shopping. Funnily, I find myself in a very similar situation on this day. I took a week off in Maui this month which should have left me utterly relaxed, but the rest of the weeks were more stressful than usual. I wouldn’t…

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5 Maui Outfits

I went to Maui for a week! It was one of the best trips I have ever been on. After trips I always find the task of writing blog posts a bit daunting because 1) there are usually so many photos to go through, 2) I want to the destination justice and 3) I need all the energy I have to get back into the full-time working life! The post trip blues were particularly real this time… So I’m going…

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Women’s Day – Today and Every Day

This is a couple days late but I think it’s okay because every day should be Women’s Day! International Women’s Day has been one of the only holidays that I was aware of since growing up in China. But it has never meant as much to me as it did this year. Like I mentioned in this post, recent movements resulted in changes in gender dynamics that made me feel empowered and validated. As the society is going through difficult…

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Spring – Not Here Just Yet

It has been a very cold and windy week here in Los Angeles – I’m talking as low as 39 degrees (around 4 degrees Celsius) at night. It has caught me by surprise as I thought spring’s just around the corner and I’ve already been thinking about summer dresses and sandals. My trusty All Saints leather jacket has been a staple but even that hasn’t totally kept me warm this week. Thankfully I have a cozy Karen Millen jacket with…

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Sunday Thoughts #3 // LA Arboretum

It’s not quite Sunday but it’s been a little quieter here on my blog than I’d like, so I’m sharing some thoughts/updates! The photos are from our recent visit to Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, located in Arcadia. It’s known for its free roaming peacocks. I had visited previously in high school, but that was before I lived in the middle of the chaos that is LA city, so I didn’t appreciate how peaceful and well-maintained the arboretum…

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An Alternative Valentine’s Day Look (and Attitude)

Nowadays it seems that every holiday is merely a retail opportunity. Red clothing and accessories are being pushed to the forefront in major LA department stores for imminent Chinese New Year celebrations. These are not to be confused with Valentine’s Day sales, of course, as these items are displayed underneath red lanterns, red envelopes, and well wishes written in Chinese calligraphy. There are a lot of holidays I love and look forward to, but there are some that I could…

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The Sky Blue Sweater

I saw a gorgeous sky blue sweater in a blog post a few months ago and have been wanting one ever since (ah the power of bloggers). Finally I found the perfect one in this Mango one with fluffy sleeves and wanted to share it with you. It’s a little darker than the sky blue I had in mind but I absolutely adore it and have worn it many times already. It’s extremely comfortable and the price point makes it…

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